To round out International Haiku Poetry Day for this year, I attended a haiku walk yesterday at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, a vital environmental preserve in Central New Jersey:
International Haiku Poetry Day Ginko
Celebrate and explore haiku, a traditional Japanese form of poetry with its luminous focus on nature. Education Director and haiku poet Jeff Hoagland will provide a brief overview of the haiku tradition before facilitating a ginko, or haiku walk, on the Watershed Nature Reserve. This event is sponsored by The Haiku Foundation.
It was sunny and in the 70s — an ideal afternoon for walking in the woods and writing poetry! Here are a few of the haiku I wrote:
spicing the breeze
with its call:
just a seed
until it moves —
they shadow me
wherever I go!
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